Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Crete, Greece

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Crete, Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) as M6.3 hit the eastern coast of Crete, Greece at 09:24 UTC on October 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.2 km (5 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km…

4 000 homes uninhabitable after M6.0 earthquake hit Crete, Greece

4 000 homes uninhabitable after M6.0 earthquake hit Crete, Greece

Nearly 4 000 homes have been declared uninhabitable after shallow M6.0 (M5.8) earthquake hit Crete, Greece at 06:17 UTC on September 27, 2021.1 By Wednesday, October 6, engineering teams from the Ministry of Infrastructure had surveyed a total of 8 540 buildings,…

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Crete, Greece

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Crete, Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Crete, Greece at 06:17 UTC on September 27, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.7 km (5.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located about 7.4 km…

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Crete, Greece

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Crete, Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.6 hit near the coast of Crete, Greece at 12:51 UTC on May 2, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). The quake was followed…

M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Crete, Greece

M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Crete, Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.1 hit near the coast of Crete, Greece at 07:23 UTC (08:23 LT) on November 27, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 55 km (34 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 71.8 km (44.6 miles). The…

Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece

Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece

Heavy rain hit parts of Greece on April 5 and 6, 2019, causing severe flooding with up to 3 m (10 feet) high floodwaters in Crete. This is the third severe flooding event to hit the country over the past 2 months. Heavy rain started affecting parts of Greece late…

Malta hit by worst storm since October 1982

Malta hit by worst storm since October 1982

A powerful storm hit the Mediterranean island of Malta on February 24, 2019, with hurricane-force winds and tidal surges all along its coast. The same storm caused record gusts in Split, southern Croatia, killed four people in central Italy and caused major floods…

Four killed as flash floods hit Crete, Greece

Four killed as flash floods hit Crete, Greece

Flash flooding hit the Greek island of Crete on February 16 and 17, 2019, sweeping away one vehicle with four people inside. The island was hit hard by a cold front affecting parts of the country since last week with heavy rain and strong winds. According to the…

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Crete, Greece

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Crete, Greece

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake was registered off the coast of Crete, Greece at 18:07 UTC on April 16, 2015. EMSC is reporting a shallow depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). USGS initially reported M6.3 and later revised to M6.1 at a depth 20.9 (13 miles). Epicenter was loc